Top
30
Doctor insights on: Untreated Pinworms In Adults

Share
1

1
What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

Eggs: Infection is transmitted through the consumption of pinworm eggs. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
256 doctors shared insights

Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...Read more


2

2
What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

Same as in kids: They only way to get pinworms is to swallow some pinworm eggs (accidentally). This occurs when a person puts his fingers or hands in his mouth after getting an egg or two (or more) on his fingers or under his nails. ...Read more

3

3
I have pinworms, what effect can they have if left untreated for too long?

I have pinworms, what effect can they have if left untreated for too long?

Itchy butt: Pinworms are a simple infestation with little importance other than comfort. The worm lays eggs in your butt crack, in a goo that can cause an itchy dermatitis. The worms do not carry strange diseases or trigger horrible problems. They just make your butt itch. ...Read more

4

4
How do I get rid of pinworms for adults and kids?

Simple RX: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth. The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines. Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs. If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or a rx pill can be called in. ...Read more

5

5
Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition — this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it.

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/pin-x.html ...Read more

6

6
Is it true that Mebendezanole kills adult pinworms inside you causing the eggs to hatch inside and reinfect you? This worries me??

No: The Mebendazole is a toxin that affects the nervous system of the worm and any eggs developing within them. To reinfect yourself, you simply contaminate your fingers with any eggs in your environment. These can be bed clothes, sheets, etc. These eggs pass to your face or mouth by chance, travel through your stomach to your gut. Wash your hands and sheets more often and reinfestation will stop. ...Read more

7

7
I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

Vermox: This medication is discontinued in the us. To treat pinworms, adult and children have the same dosage, which is 100mg x 1 and may repeat in 2 weeks to make sure of eradication. ...Read more

9

9
If you have pinworms for 15 years untreated an undiagnosed and became pregnant with it parasite be transferred onto the unborn fetus?

If you have pinworms for 15 years untreated an undiagnosed and became pregnant with it parasite be transferred onto the unborn fetus?

Confirm diagnosis...: Confirm diagnosis then we can discuss expected outcomes depending upon what treatment is recommended, once the infectious burden you have (how many pinworms have to be eradicated) is identified, & the risks of re-exposure elucidated. Please also avoid behavior that permits infection by you of others. I do not recommend you taking ANY chances (pin worms or otherwise) regarding the health of your unborn child! ...Read more

10

10
If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

Long-term pinworms: Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash. There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp. ...Read more

11

11
Can anything develop as a result of untreated genital warts? Such as pinworms or anything?

Can anything develop as a result of untreated genital warts? Such as pinworms or anything?

No association: There is no tie in with genital warts & pin worms. Untreated genital warts can become quite large & uncomfortable or they may disappear & hibernate within the skin & return later. Freezing with nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen, laser ablation, or chemical destruction are uncomfortable but effective methods of treatment. ...Read more

12

12
My butt s itchy, but I know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

13

13
Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Dont understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth.wash your hands and be careful.there are very safe medications to treat them too.talk to your dr. ...Read more

15

15
Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days. ...Read more

16

16
What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Itching: Especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. See this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrUlhufWlIA ...Read more

17

17
What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching and ingesting the eggs that were deposited when the worms come out at night to lay eggs. An uncommon complication happens if the worms get stuck in the appendix, leading to acute appendicitis that would need surgery to remove the appendix. ...Read more

18

18
How can pinworm be resistant to mebendezanole?

Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally. It should work well for pinworm infection. Resistance to this drug is not known. Mebendazole dose may be repeated after 2 weeks or so, if needed. Consult your doctor if you feel you still have pinworms. ...Read more

19

19
Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs. These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents. ...Read more

20

20
Symptoms of pinworms?

Symptoms of pinworms?

None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain. ...Read more

21

21
What do pinworms eat?

Mucous debris: The pinworm is quite happy to live up the mucous debris left in the colon after most nutrients are extracted by the small intestines. ...Read more

22

22
How do you get pinworms?

Ingested: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth. The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines. Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs. If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or a rx pill can be called in. ...Read more

23

23
How do you catch pinworms?

Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food. ...Read more

24

24
What could cause pinworms?

Ingesting the eggs: Pin worm eggs are found in the bedding of affected infants & toddlers, shed into their clothing from the skin around their anus where the adult worm lays them. The eggs are laid in a glue like substance that irritates the skin, so the kids are often scratching the area & dispersing the eggs. If the kid or others touch their mouth with contaminated fingers, they get a dose of eggs & start over. ...Read more

25

25
Can pets cause you pinworms?

Can pets cause you pinworms?

No, but other worms: Pinworms only can come from other people. Other types or worms like "roundworms" can be contracted from pets, but it is pretty rare. ...Read more

26

26
What do I do about pinworms?

Need to treat: If you have pinworms, don't fret, they are actually quite commonly seen in practice. There are both prescription and non-prescription options available to treat pinworms. You can visit your local pharmacy and discuss with your pharmacist. Preventing reinfection is also quite important, including frequent handwashing, and routine washing of clothing and bedding. ...Read more

27

27
I'm scared if I haev pinworms?

No need to be scared: Pin worms are not that uncommon with easy treatment. Simple observation of tiny pinworms in stools, constant itching in groin or anal region are clear signs. A brief exam of local area is helpful for obtaining a tape specimen from the rectal area ...Read more

28

28
How does a person get pinworms?

Ingested: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth. The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines. Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs. If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or a rx pill can be called in. ...Read more

29

29
How to know if I have pinworms?

How to know if I have pinworms?

PInworm: You got to check your stool for a stool exam called "O and P" check with your doctor it can spread to other family members ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
222 doctors shared insights

Enterobiasis (Definition)

Pinworm infestation causes itching around anus and less often ...Read more